Noga Gil Bassi
Program Director, Mandel Program for Leadership for Public Service in the North
Noga Gil Bassi is the director of the Mandel Program for Leadership for Public Service in the North. Over the last decade, she has served as director of the division for education and community at the Emek Hama’ayanot Regional Council. In that capacity, she established the division (which incorporates the departments of education, welfare, transportation, and community centers), developed a ten-year strategic plan, and worked to implement the plan while involving various sectors in activities to promote education and the community. As part of her work, a new regional educational discourse was created, a number of educational and community initiatives were launched, educational innovation was fostered, and a range of special collaborations were established between schools, business organizations, and institutions in the region. Previously, Noga was the co-principal of the Shaked secondary school on Kibbutz Sdeh Eliyahu, where she had served as deputy principal, pedagogical coordinator, and homeroom teacher. She is also active in religious feminist circles, and was involved in a project for high school students in development towns. Noga holds a bachelor’s degree in Talmud and a master’s degree in Jewish history, and is a graduate of a training program for school principals and of the Maoz Fellows Program.